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RPGamer Round-Up: November 8 – November 15

Welcome to the latest edition of RPGamer’s round-up column, where we take a look back at some of the articles that we have posted over the previous week. This article is designed to give reminders of some interesting content and stories that our less regular visitors might have missed.

Editorial Content

Torchlight III is a game of simple pleasures and going for one more dungeon can be very addicting. Ryan Costa finds that with an easy-going tone and accessible to all, the game is best enjoyed in short bursts.

Netmarble brings a spin-off of its popular mobile RPG Seven Knights to the Nintendo Switch. Paul Shkreli examines whether the adventure through time and space is worth it.

Ghost of a Tale is an ambitious outing that explores an imaginative new world while eschewing combat. Pascal Tekaia checks out the tale of a tiny mouse among an army of rats.

Battle Hunters offers a set of 28 warriors with very diverse backgrounds and abilities to personalize the fighting experience. Luis Mauricio notes that colorful characters, powerful bosses, and a fun battle system form part of an entertaining journey.

Pixelated Milk’s Warsaw tries to make the jump to PS4 a year after its release on PC. Unfortunately, Gabriele Malacasa discovers that the presence of frustrating bugs prevents it from sticking the landing.

The idea of investigating an open-world murder mystery is certainly an intriguing one. But Pascal Tekaia finds Paradise Killer’s free-form, hands-off approach to storytelling doesn’t always play nice with its incredibly bizarre world and eclectic cast of characters.

Major News

Virgo Versus the Zodiac developer Moonana announced a new title, skeletal dungeon-crawler Osteoblasts. The studio also released a new trailer and developer diary for Keylocker.

Koei Tecmo made multiple announcements for the Nioh series. Both games will be coming to PS5, the second will be joining the first on PC, and the final piece of DLC for Nioh 2 will launch next month.

NIS America announced western release dates for Poison Control. The action RPG will launch in both North America and Europe in April.

Koei Tecmo provided some new details and media for Atelier Ryza 2. A trailer shows the combat system, while some fresh information comes with a fresh batch of screenshots and artwork.

The team behind 2018 title Earth Wars has announced a new side-scrolling action RPG. Lost Epic is expected to launch on PC next year.

Additional Selected Stories
Podcasts

It’s Extra Life 2020. Chris is dying in Hades. Anna Marie thinks orange is pretty sus. Kelley can’t let go of Laharl. Josh is back on the Trails. And Alex is outta here to pursue his new racing career.

We can’t believe we have to say this, but this week Chris tries to understand water vapor. Anna Marie takes a week off to go date some demons. Josh frequents a sex shop to pick up some weapons. Pascal starts vaping in his Xbox. And Robert and Kelley are testing the jiggle physics of sacks in World of Warcraft.

This week in Q&A Quest, our American hosts are naturally distracted by elections. Thankfully, our man in Japan Michael Baker is able to pick up the slack.

Credit: RPGamer Round-Up: November 8 – November 15